Here is the list of All-Stars for the 2013 SC and LC seasons. The deadline for orders is November 15, 2013.
- Download the attached Excel Spreadsheet and save to your computer as a Microsoft 2003 Excel workbook. Please use this form only. It is formatted to go with the files used to compile the towel list. If you do not have Excel, please find someone on your team that does.
- Open the Excel Spreadsheet. The eligible swimmers are arranged by club and alphabetically. Check the UN names to see if any belong to your club and if so, copy and insert the line with your club names. Delete all other clubs and save.
- In the “Standard” column, put in the achievement your swimmers wants on the towel, Juniors, Nationals, World Trials, US Open, Scholastic All-American, Zone Team. NOTE: The swimmer had to attend the meet to receive the accomplishment, not simply make the standard.
- If a swimmer does not want a towel, type in "NO Towel" in the Standard column. If a swimmer is no longer with your club, type in “transferred to--------." Do not delete any names.
- In the “Preferred First” column, type in any preferred first names your swimmers want on the towel.
- If your club operates out of multiple locations, fill in the “Location” for each swimmer.
- Email your file to Gary at: email@example.com by November 15th. Gary will compile your order and send you a confirmation list to approve along with the amount owed. Please respond to the confirmation as soon as possible. The order needs to go to the vendor in early December to insure there are enough towels for processing.
- Once you have confirmed the order, you will need to send a team check payable to GA Swimming to the Treasurer.
9/29 - The Georgia Swimming assembly adopted the FY 2014 budget, passed new time standards for the short course and long course state champs and finalized the 2014 long course meet schedule at their fall meeting yesterday in Atlanta.
The budget projects continued growth after a solid year in 2013. Cuts for both the short course and long course meets were updated for the 11-14 year-old age groups. The new standards for short course can be viewed using the link below. An updated hy-tek file is available as well. Cuts for the long course meets will be added this week.
The long course schedule will also be posted soon. The age group meet will be July 16-19 at Ga Tech hosted by Gwinnett Aquatics. The Sr meet will be July 25-27 at UGA hosted by ABCS.
In addition Stu Hixon was voted in to fill the vacancy of General Chair. He will now appoint a new vice-chair and treasurer.
2014 LC Meet Schedule | BOD Minutes | HOD Minutes
2014 Budget | Short Course State Time Standards | Hy-tek file
9/18 - USA Swimming has posted a number of rule changes. You can view them using the link below.
2013 Rule Changes
9/17 - It was a very successful summer for Georgia Swimmers (see article below) and now we have the tabulations of rankings and records to show it. Check out some of our LSC's achievements using the links below, as well as the recently released Scholastic All-American list check full of Georgia's best scholar athletes.
USAS Scholastic All American List
Updated LC State Records | Hy-tek Records file
Boys 2013 LC Top 10 | Girls 2013 LC Top 10
9/2 - Georgia swimmers, coaches and teams all distinguished themselves at the end of season championship meet last month. At the Junior World Champs in Dubai last week Kylie Stewart and Gunnar Bentz both won gold. They were joined on the US team by Dynamo teammate Jay Litherland and coach Jason Turcotte as well as SAC swimmer Paul Powers who also medaled (3x). Prior to that Dynamo won the Junior National Meet in Irvine with Bentz breaking two meet records. In addition four ABSC athletes were part of Team USA at World Champs: Jordan Mattern, Megan Romano, Shannon Vreeleand and Nic Fink (with Romano turning in one of the most inspiring relays swims ever!)
As a result Bentz, all four ABSC swimmers as well as Karl Krug of SwimAtlanta were named to the US National Team while the remaining mentioned Dynamo and SAC swimmers were named to the Jr team, as was Stephanie Peters of LINS, Taylor Dale of CCAC and Nicole Stafford and Kevin Litherland of Dynamo.
National Jr Team Roster
9/1 - The Georgia Fall meeting will be Saturday September 28 at the Gwinnett Marriott north of Atlanta. The committee meetings will be in the morning and early afternoon. The House of Delegates will meet in the evening. This will be an important meeting after a number of resignations from the board. We will be adopting the 2014 budget, electing an interim Chair and finalizing the 2014 long course meet schedule. Please plan to attend. Meet bids are due to Jonathan Foggin (using the form link below) before the meeting.
Meeting Schedule | Meet Bid Form
BOD Agenda | HOD Agenda | 4/13 HOD Minutes
8/2 - The Georgia Zone team successfully defended its title in the Southern Zone Age Group Championship last week in Greensboro, SC. It was truly a team victory, with 42 of the 52 athletes scoring points in individual swims, and others also helping score important relay points. The team relied heavily on its Senior leadership, especially captains Josh Grover, Kelsey Prince and Derek Cox, and honorary captain/cheerleader Jacob Rubin.
Some of the most notable swims included: the 13-14 Boys Relays set 3 new meet records: 400 Medley (Tan Dunn III, Brennan Pastorek, Jason Paquete, Colin Riley); 400 Free (Dunn III, Alex Ballard, Noah Oh, Riley); 200 Medley (Dunn III, Pastorek, Alex Mayfield, Riley). The 11-12 Boys (Jack Dolan, Liam Bell, Aidan Sherlock, Arion Solomon) set a meet record on the 200 Medley Relay. Lainie Bell set a new meet record on the 11-12 Girls 100 backstroke. Finally, Patrick Cusick swam for his first Jr National cut leading off the boys 400 Med Relay, before repeating it to win the 100 back, and also swam under the cut on the 200 back.
Other relay wins included: Girls 11-12 400 Medley (Lainie Bell, Joyce Kim, Emma Alexander, Ashley Neas); Boys 15-18 400 & 200 Medley (Cusick, Bryant Mathis, Derek Cox, David Murphy); Boys 13-14 200 Free, completing their sweep of relays (Riley, Mayfield, Dunn III, Pastorek).
En route to winning High Point Awards, Brennan Pastorek (13-14 Boys) collected 4 individual wins, Patrick Cusick (15-18 Boys) won 3, and Katherine Aikins (15-18 Girls) brought home two individual titles. Other individual event winners included Lainie Bell (2x), Liam Bell (2x), McKenzie Coan (3x), Trey Davis (3x), McLean Hermes (3x), Noah Oh (2x), Kelsey Prince and Colin Riley (2x).
Congratulations to the whole team on a successful meet.
The team is:
12U Girls: Emma Alexander, Lainie Bell, Joyce Kim, Ashley Neas, Payton Remick, Adaline Bullock, Courtney Niemann, Abby Grottle
12U Boys: Liam Bell, Arion Solomon, Mark Rotolo, Mike Jeschke, Aidan Sherlock, Jack Dolan, Michael Robinson, Shwan Ahn
14U Girls: Britheny Joassaint, Evie Bragg, Elizabeth Bailey, Audrey Robinson, Sandra Scott, Kamryn Carter, Mariah Prendes, Sarah Sorensen
14U Boys: Colin Riley, Brennan Pastorek, Tucson Dunn, Noah Oh, Jeffrey Durmer, Alexander Ballard, Alexander Mayfield, Jason Paquette
Disabled Swimmers: McKenzie Coan, Nadia Hopkins, McClain Hermes.
15-18 Girls - Katherine Aikins, Gold, Allison Chandler,SWAT, Sydney El Gomayel, Dyna, Brittany Litke, SWAT, Lauren O'Malley, Rays, Kelsey Prince, Dyna, Emily Yang, Dyna, Kike Afolabi-Brown, SMAC
15-18 Boys - Derek Cox, CAD, Patrick Cusick, Dyna, Josh Grover,CBF, Nathan Rogers, ASL, Andrew Strausberger, Rays. Jacob Rubin, Dyna; David Murphy (AAAA) and Bryant Mathis (Carpet Capital)
Results | Open Water Results
7/29 - SwimAtlanta won the Georgia Long Course Senior Champs this weekend at UGA. Chattahoochee Gold was second and Stingrays were third. Katherine Huff of ASL and Taylor Dale of Carpet Capitol were high point winners.
Sr State Champs Results
Sr State Team Scores
7/21 - SwimAtlanta defended its title at the Georgia Long Course Age Group Champs this weekend. They were followed by Dynamo then Gold. Marietta Marlins won the medium team title while AAAA of Americus won small teams. High point winners were: Samantha Mobley, Justin Bender, Abby Grottle, Piero Orderique, Emma Alexander, Liam Bell, Jaclyn Hill, Alex Ballard, Devan Sweeney and Brennan Pastorek.
AG State Champs Results
AG State Team Scores
7/15 - Dynamo won the Sr Sectional Champs held this weekend at UGA. Stingrays and SwimAtlanta went 3rd and 4th respectively.
Sr Sectional Results
6/15 - Information is now available for the Age Group State Champs in Savannah July 18-21. Click on the link below to go to the meet page. Additionally applications are now open for the 11-12, 13-14 and Disability groups for the Georgia Team that will compete at the Southern Zone Champs in Greenville SC July 30 - Aug 5. To apply follow the link below to the on-line application. Once completed applicants must send in a $100 deposit to team manager David Weeks. The address is given at the end of the application process. Applications will be accepted through 10pm Monday July 15.
Senior State Info